Global Program Objectives

First Professional Degree | FPD

  • Students apply for participation on the study abroad website. Student applications are reviewed and scored in the application process. The student’s record is evaluated for academic and professional performance.
  • Students participating in the CON global learning programs are enrolled in a junior or senior level course that has been identified with objectives for the global learning experience.
  • Students will receive clinical credit and/or course project experience. Students receiving clinical credit will have a clinical evaluation post experience.
  • Course objectives that can be accomplished during the global learning experience are pre-identified by course faculty/program director.
  • Students are expected to participate in pre and post experience sessions. In addition, assignments including but not limited to self-reflection journaling, will be completed by students.
  • Students are expected to uphold the professional and academic standards set forth in the nursing student guide.
  • Students will work within the scope of professional practice while caring for global communities

Objectives

In addition to the course specific objectives the FPD student participating in the global learning experience will:

  • Develop an awareness and sensitivity to cultural variations.(SLO VI)
  • Utilize a culturally sensitive approach to the care of individuals and communities (SLO VI, VII)
  • Demonstrate professionalism and respect within the role of student nurse (SLO VIII)
  • Demonstrate collaboration with health care disciplines and community leaders to provide care to the community (SLO VI)
  • Utilize effective communication with respect and cultural sensitivity (SLO VI, VIII)
  • Explore opportunities to improve the health of communities (prevention, promotion and treatment) (SLO VII)

Master of Science in Nursing | MSN/FNP

  • Students participating in the CON global learning programs are enrolled in a capstone courses that has been identified with objectives for the global learning experience.
  • Students apply for participation on the study abroad website. Student applications are reviewed and scored in the application process.  The student’s record is evaluated for academic and professional performance.
  • Students will receive clinical credit and/or course project experience.  Number of clinical hours will vary on project, duration of global learning experience and pre/post activities and be determined by the Program Director (PD). Students receiving clinical credit will have a clinical evaluation post experience.
  • Course objectives that can be accomplished during the global learning experience are pre-identified by PD/course faculty.
  • Students in the CNL, NE, NMEL programs will have a pre-identified scholarly project or clinical practice with measurable outcomes. The project will be agreed upon by the PD/course faculty. Projects will be completed in a timely manner that is determined by the team leader of the global learning trip and PD/course faculty.
  • Students are expected to participate in pre and post experience sessions. Distance learning students can attend virtually in collaboration with the global program leader. Students are expected to complete global learning assignments, including but not limited to self-reflection journaling
  • Students are expected to uphold the professional and academic standards set forth in the nursing student guide.
  • Students will work within the scope of professional practice while caring for global communities.

Objectives

In addition to the course specific objectives MSN/FNP students participating in the global learning experience will:

  • Develop an increased awareness and sensitivity to cultural variations. (SLO II)
  • Utilize a culturally sensitive approach to the care of individuals and communities. (SLO VII)
  • Demonstrate professionalism and respect within the role of the professional nurse and adhere to professional standards. (SLO VIII, IX)
  • Demonstrate collaboration with health care disciplines and community leaders to provide care to the community. (SLO VI)
  • Utilize effective communication with respect and cultural sensitivity. (SLO VI)
  • Explore opportunities to improve the health of communities (prevention, promotion and treatment) (SLO VIII)
  • Function in the role of student learner as outlined in the specific program (Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Management and Executive Leadership). (SLO IX)

Doctor of Nursing Practice | DNP

  • Students participating in the CON global learning programs are enrolled in an identified DNP course that will support the learning objectives identified with the global learning experience. Most projects will be aligned with assignments from NU 740 Epidemiology and Population Health, but are not limited to the aforementioned courses. Students should plan to meet (by phone or in person) with the course faculty/global team leader to identify a specific project at least 4-6 weeks prior to departure.
  • The DNP student will arrive in host country prepared to work on the assigned project assigned, as well as participate in group activities, clinics, and mentoring the undergraduate and MSN students.
  • The DNP student will complete the project in a timely manner, with the due date agreed upon by global program leader and the course faculty.
  • Students apply for participation on the study abroad website. Student applications are reviewed and scored in the application process.  The student’s record is evaluated for academic and professional performance.
  • Students will receive practice immersion or clinical hours.  Number of practice immersion or clinical hours will vary on project, duration of global learning experience and pre/post activities and be determined by the Program Director (PD).  Students receiving clinical credit will have a practice immersion/clinical evaluation post experience.
  • Students are expected to participate in pre and post experience sessions. Distance learning students can attend sessions virtually in collaboration with the global program leader. Students are expected to complete global learning assignments, including but not limited to self-reflection journaling.
  • Students are expected to uphold the professional and academic standards set forth in the nursing student guide.
  • Students will work within their scope of professional practice while caring for global communities.

Objectives

In addition to the course specific objectives, the DNP student participating in the global learning experience will:

  • To gain an understanding of healthcare needs in international vulnerable populations, with the expectation that this understanding may be applied within vulnerable populations in the United States. (SLO IV, V, VI. VII)
  • To gain knowledge and appreciation of another culture while being immersed in that culture. (SLO VI)
  • To offer nursing and healthcare support to the host country which are deemed appropriate by our local community leaders. (SLO VI)
  • Describe the role of epidemiologic findings in development of standards of care, organizational quality improvement, and public health policy in the host country and then apply it to the United States and their own community.(SLO II, III, IV, V)
  • Describe concepts of public health interventions and health screening programs in the host country and apply the concepts to the United States and their own community. (SLO VII)
  • Explore and analyze the International Council of Nurses activity in the destination country (SLO VIII)

In order to attain these objectives, DNP students must participate & complete the approved project within designate time frame.